Carmen Losmann
OECONOMIA
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OECONOMIA

OECONOMIA

Carmen Losmann

2020
89 min.
Germany
German and English
Subtitles: Catalan

A creative and humorous journey where economists and bankers try to explain the game of capitalism, with more or less success.

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Online Screenings
From Until Venue
Apr 28, 2021 May 13, 2021 Biblioteca Pública de Maó View
Apr 29, 2021 May 13, 2021 Teatre Municipal Cooperativa
Apr 30, 2021 May 14, 2021 Sala d’Actes de la Biblioteca Municipal

Datasheet

Show
Direction
Carmen Losmann
Executive Production
Hannes Lang, Mareike Wegener
Sound
Peter Rösner, Till Röllinghoff, Etienne Haug, Detlev Schmelzenbach
Distribution
Docs Barcelona Distribution
Production
Petrolio Film
Co-production
ZDF/ 3sat
Photography
Dirk Lütter
Edition
Henk Drees, Carmen Losmann
Music
Peter Rösner
Synopsis

Our economic system has made itself invisible and eludes understanding. In recent years, we have often had little more than a diffuse and unsatisfactory feeling that something is going wrong. But what?

The documentary film OECONOMIA reveals the rules of the game of capitalism and makes visible in an episodic narrative structure that paradoxically the economy only grows when we are in debt, that profits are only possible when we are in debt.

Beyond the distanced phrases of media coverage, which ultimately make it impossible to understand the monstrous logic behind the basic structures of our everyday lives, OECONOMIA sets out with great perspicacity and lucid stringency to break things down to the simple rules, to illuminate the capitalism of the present.

A zero-sum game is discernible, a game that places us and our entire world in the logic of an endlessly perpetual increase in capital – no matter how much the cost. A game that is played to the point of total exhaustion and is perhaps nearing its end.

About the direction
Carmen Losmann

Carmen Losmann

Filmmaker

The German filmmaker Carmen Losmann was born in 1978. After three years of study in Cologne and Engl...

Awards and festivals

Winner of the TESTIMONIES competition section, Ji.hlava IDF
Czech Republic, 2020
Berlinale
Germany, 2020
IDFA
Netherlands, 2020
CPH:DOX
Denmark, 2020
Sheffield Doc/Fest
United Kingdom, 2020
L’Alternativa Barcelona
Spain, 2020
Zurich IFF
Switzerland, 2020
Bergen IFF
Norway, 2020
Astra IFF
Romania, 2020
Inconvenient Films
Lithuania, 2020
Carmen Losmann
OECONOMIA
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Reviews

"Nevertheless, Oeconomia is a documentary based on a thorough, attractive research (although sometimes difficult to follow) and that makes you think"

— Vladan Petkovic · Cineuropa

"Everything seems to be part of a large machinery laden with disturbing silences, like those of cows before entering the slaughterhouse."

— Joan Simó i Rodríguez - Ara.cat
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